Yusen Logistics and Imperial Health launch pharma temperature-controlled service


The weekly service to southern Africa will commence in January 2014

Yusen Logistics (YL) and Imperial Health Sciences (IHS) have launched the pharmaceutical industry’s first dedicated, temperature-controlled sea freight consolidation service to southern Africa.

This weekly service will start in January 2014. Solutions for East and West Africa will follow later next year.

The service will provide a comprehensive solution for the supply of replenishment stocks. With a door-to-door pallet rate structure for consignments which can range from a single pallet to a dedicated container, the new service enables maximised quality and minimised risk, with a complete audit trail for temperature control (15ᵒC/25ᵒC) and security.

Collections will be made throughout Europe by YL’s Superhighway network and received into the firm's European pharmaceutical hub in Antwerp, Belgium. Weekly sailings will depart from the Port of Antwerp to Cape Town, South Africa where product will be pre-cleared and offloaded into IHS’ local GDP warehouse.

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Onward transportation will be by temperature-controlled vehicles.